I meet Joel Hewett and Daniel Taylor, two filmmakers from Dundee, at their new office in the city centre. By new, they tell me, they mean days old. Most of the equipment is still in boxes. Parts of a shelving unit are stacked in the corner, waiting to be reconstructed. A computer is up and Read More
In the bustling Canada Water theatre, Inpress Books hosted its annual Festival of Publishing dedicated to independent presses within the UK. Since 2002, Inpress has been an important champion of independent publishing, providing vital support, services and selling their books worldwide. At present, Inpress represents 55 UK-based publishers, 70% of which saw their sales increase Read More
The inimitable Alastair McIntosh in Conversation with Kirsty Gunn (of Writing Practice and Study at the University of Dundee) on writing, walking, camping kit, travel, islands, fairies and manifestations of the divine.
Writers Read: David Robinson & Chris Arthur in conversation with Kirsty Gunn (Writing Practice and Study programme at the University of Dundee) on writing non-fiction.
Writers Read: Former Writing Practice and Study student Sandra Ireland in Conversation with Kirsty Gunn on the publication of her second novel, Bone Deep.
The very moving book launch of Jim Stewart's THIS, 14 November 2018 @ Toppings, St Andrews. The collection is posthumously published by The Voyage Out Press. Readings of his poems are by Beth McDonough, Alan Jackson, Marion Wynne Davies, Marilla Flogdell, Sue Haigh, Emma Sutton, Dawn Wood and Jane Goldman (colleagues, former students and family), Read More
The poet Jim Stewart (1952-2016) earned that rarest of writer’s accolades: of being well-loved by those who not only knew his work but knew him. He had a well-deserved reputation as a gifted and inspiring teacher who, in typical Dundonian fashion, seemed to hide his calling under a genuine sense of duty, so that his Read More
What drew you to Gagarin Way? Well, Andrew [Andrew Panton, the artistic director at the Rep] approached me with the play and asked if I wanted to direct, which is unusual for me – I usually come up with and direct my own ideas for plays. But I was drawn to Gagarin Way in part because Read More
In June 2018 I interviewed Philip Lopate, who is probably the most famous living essayist in the world. On camera.* It was something I’d never done before, and to say I was nervous is an understatement. I shook hands with him the day before and heard him deliver his keynote for the ‘Taking ideas for Read More